Nov 16, 2015
Admittedly, it’s been a while since Cotto had a truly competitive fight to dissect.
He erased Rodriguez and Geale in three and four rounds, respectively, and was beating on a shell of an Argentine champion until Martinez’s corner finally rescued him.
In fact, come fight night, it’ll be almost four full years since the Puerto Rican had to go any real distance in a fight whose result was not a foregone conclusion after three minutes.
Ironically, it was another rugged Mexican, Antonio Margarito, who gave Cotto his last real push in December 2011. In that fight, Cotto’s work rate was up and down in the initial three rounds before he found his groove—in the form of a technical boxing clinic—as the fight got going.